Faith leads to action
There are few issues as important for Australia today as how we recognise and respect the first Australians and promote their well-being. How do we as Christians seek to live as people of reconciliation? How can we as Australians walk and live together as people of compassion, justice, peace and hope?
As our congregation develops our Walking Together plan and explores where we have come from as a nation and as a church, we commit to learning from the First Peoples of this land now called Australia. You can read some of our stories below.
Margaret describes her enjoyment of the local council celebrations for NAIDOC week, attending as part of a group from our congregation.
Each year the Uniting Church marks a Day of Mourning to reflect on the dispossession of Australia’s First Peoples and the ongoing injustices faced by First Nations people in this land. Today, you are invited to reflect on the effects of invasion and colonisation on First Peoples.
Event: 23rd January 2022
You are invited to read and watch our third annual service to reflect upon and lament the effect of the invasion and colonisation of this nation upon First Peoples, using resources from the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress of the Uniting Church, and from the organisation Common Grace.
Event: Tuesday 25th Jan, 2022
We watched the #ChangeTheHeart simulcast then met online to discuss about what we have learned and how we respond, followed by a time of prayer.
Learn and act: resources to read, watch, petition, pray and give.
Bruce and Judy travel to join this deeply moving event.
How you can make a submission to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and why we should.
Our congregation was one of many across Australia hosting a #ChangeTheHeart prayer service on the evening of 25th January this year, in solidarity with Aboriginal Christian leaders.
Jim remembers his visit to Palestine and thinks about dispossession in Australia as well.